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Lower East Side »

City Sues to Shut Down Chinatown's 169 Bar for Underage Drinking

Police caught bartenders serving alcohol to underage customers, court documents show.

Washington Heights »

City Pays Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez $30K in OWS Arrest Lawsuit Settlement

The Uptown politican sued the city claiming he was beaten by police in the clearing of Zuccotti Park.

Midtown »

Woman Maimed in Steam Blast Will Get $12.2M in Damages, Jury Rules

Margo Kane almost lost her lower leg in a massive explosion in Midtown Manhattan in 2007.

Chelsea »

Worker at Controversial Chelsea Men's Shelter Was Groped and Harassed: Suit

Irene Spear said in a lawsuit that there was little to no oversight at the BRC shelter in Chelsea.

East Village »

Former Officer Accused of Rape Files $175M Lawsuit Against Accuser

Kenneth Moreno wants to restore his reputation and recoup monetary damages, his lawyer said.

Union Square »

Lawsuit Over Restaurant in Union Square Park Goes to Appeals Court

A community group is fighting the city's plan to open an eatery in Union Square Park.

Civic Center »

Bloomberg's Top Lawyer Stepping Down

Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo served under Mayor Michael Bloomberg during his 12-year tenure.

St. George »

NYPD Beat Family and Killed Pet Parakeet in Own Home, Lawsuit Says

NYPD officers beat the family of a woman after entering her home without a warrant, a lawsuit said.

St. George »

City Pays Man $42,500 After Mistaking Candy for Crack

George Pringle sued after police found mints in his pocket and accused him of having crack.

Yorkville »

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station

MTS doen't need additional environmental review, judges found.

Yorkville »

Demolition of Marine Transfer Station to Begin, Officials Say

The city Law Department confirmed that demolition of the former MTS on the East River will start soon.

Greenwich Village »

Man Arrested for Giving Cops the Finger Says it Was a Joke

Robert Bell, 26, is suing for unspecified damages stemming from his arrest last year.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Challenge to Controversial 91st Street Waste Transfer Station Dismissed

A lawsuit looking to stop the 91st Street Waste Transfer Station was dismissed Thursday.

Manhattan »

City Paid Out Nearly $600 Million in Lawsuits Last Year

The city paid over a half billion dollars in lawsuits, according to the New York City Law Department.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Sutton Place's Gated Garden Will Finally Open to the Public

The private green oasis of one of Manhattan's most exclusive co-ops is in final negotiations to become a public park.